Understanding PRESCAN.EXE Errors

*UPDATED 5/22/2007  I put together this post as a follow-up to my initial PRESCAN topic “Understanding PRESCAN.EXE in MOSS 2007”; hopefully, this will provide insight into the most common PRESCAN errors administrators may encounter and remediation steps where available. These solutions may not fit every environment due to the natural differences in topologies, hosting models,…

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SQL Server 2014 and SharePoint Server 2013

3/21/2014 is the first full day of Spring, and the first full day of SQL Server 2014 RTM.  Undoubtedly the question will be asked when will SharePoint Server 2013 support SQL Server 2014.  While it remains early, SharePoint Server 2013 will support SQL Server 2014 with the April Cumulative Update. Resources SQL Server 2014 Home…

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SQL Server 2005 Database Mirroring and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0/Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 – Part 1 (Introduction, Overview, and basics)

This will be the first of a multi-part series covering SQL Server 2005 Database Mirroring and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0/Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007.  This post will cover an introduction to SQL Server 2005 Database Mirroring, an overview, and the basics to include considerations and integration with SharePoint Products and Technologies. Part 2 will cover…

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Service Pack for SharePoint Server 2013 1 Recalled [Updated]

Service Pack 1 update is now available.  Refer to the information below to acquire the updated Service Pack for your product: NOTE For a list of previously published KB’s refer to the recall information in the original post below. Product KB SharePoint Foundation http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2880551 SharePoint Server http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2880552 Project Server http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2880553 SharePoint Server Language Pack http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2880554…

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Understanding PRESCAN.EXE in MOSS 2007

Prior to upgrading to Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007/Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 one of the prerequisites some of you may have already noticed is running PRESCAN.EXE from the installation directory.  This post will hopefully provide some insight into PRESCAN.EXE as well as best practices on when it should be run. PRESCAN.EXE has two primary purposes: It parses and saves…

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ULS Viewing Like a Boss (ULS Viewer is now available)

I’m excited to announce we’ve published a new and improved version of the ULS Viewer. About the Unified Logging Service The Unified Logging Service (ULS) is the primary logging mechanism in SharePoint to make it easier to develop applications, expose in-depth information for debugging, and vehicle to isolate problems or threshold issues when they are…

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What’s new in SharePoint Server 2016 Installation and Deployment

At Microsoft Ignite in Chicago, IL we disclosed the initial infrastructure investments we’re making in SharePoint Server 2016.  This article describes initial investments made in installation and deployment of SharePoint Server 2016.  NOTE Features and capabilities are subject to change. System Requirements Scenario Deployment type and scale Processor RAM Hard disk Database server running a…

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Introduction to Shredded Storage in SharePoint 2013 [RTM Update]

Introduction Shredded storage is a new data platform improvement in SharePoint 2013 related to the management of large binary objects (I.e. BLOBS such as Microsoft PowerPoint Presentations, Microsoft Word Documents, etc.). Shredded Storage is both improves I/O and reduces compute utilization when making incremental changes to document or storing documents in SharePoint 2013. Shredded Storage…

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New MAXPATH limits in SharePoint and OneDrive

Last month we announced support for # and % across SharePoint and OneDrive (https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/wbaer/2017/04/06/new-support-for-and-in-sharepoint-online-and-onedrive-for-business/) and now in addition to adding support for # and % we’re also increasing MAXPATH or otherwise SharePoint and OneDrive’s Url path length restrictions from 256 Unicode code units to 400. This new limit section applies to the total length of…

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KB934525 Troubleshooting "Cannot start service SPAdmin on computer ‘.’."

I’ve come across a handful of posts regarding KB934525 for Windows SharePoint Services and failure to start the Windows SharePoint Services Administration service.  I’ve attached some basic troubleshooting steps that may provide resolution to issues where psconfig fails with Cannot start service SPAdmin on computer ‘.’.  For those who have installed the KB and have experienced issues where the service has…

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